As many expected, Mario Cipollini will not be taking part in the 2003 World Road Champions in Hamilton. The reigining World Champion officially announced his decision during a press conference he gave this morning in Milan.
This news comes as no surprise as the "Lion King", winner of the past edition in Zolder with a stellar sprint, has not been racing a "real" competition for more than four months, after a the dramatic crash caused by a Kelme rider forced him out of the Giro on May 21st.
Cipollini will not race the Worlds! (posted on October 3, 2003)